Emerald Live presents innercity griot


Held in London’s Jazz Cafe in Camden Town, the Innercity Griot mixes live performances from 808 Ink, Afronut Zu, Cisse Djamba and Slivastone. African music ambassador DJ Edu heads up the after party in what promises to be a road block event.

Emerald Live continues to grow its reputation as the contemporary music tastemaker with a social conscience. Birthed from an adoration of musicianship and the belief that the creative arts can inspire positive change, Emerald Live has gone on to curate celebrations of culture in some of London’s most iconic venues - Hackney Empire, Camden Assembly, The Finsbury.

Now, for one night only, the Innercity Griot comes to Camden’s Jazz Cafe - the venue that has previously played host to De La Soul, Amy Winehouse, Aloe Blacc and Pharoah Sanders - welcomes the best in ultra modern talent and Afrobeat heritage sounds. One of South East London’s most exciting underground pairings, 808 Ink fuse experimental rap techniques and a progressive electronic take on Hip-Hop.

Following his hugely successful world tour with Deep House Dj Damian Lazarus, Afronut Zu is now crafting his debut project. Afronut Zu has worked with the likes of neo soul sensation KWABS and HiDef, he comes to the Innercity Griot for a one off set. Master percussionist Khalifa Conte will lead Cisse Djamba - a handpicked selection of musicians. Specialists in the art of traditional West African percussion Cisse Djamba promise an immersive audience experience at July’s event. Artist and producer Silvastone blends West African music heritage with his distinctly UK style. Silverstone is one of the leading figures in Afrobeats music, he’s collaborated with some of the UK’s best known talent - Rita Ora, Sneakbo, Moelogo and has hit the stage at Glastonbury Festival, SXSW and Dance Afrique at Wembley Arena. Host of the BBC’s longest running African music radio show, ‘Destination Africa’ and African music Ambassador DJ Edu takes the reigns for the afterparty.

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